Rawlsian Political Analysis : Rethinking the Microfoundations of Social Science

Title

Rawlsian Political Analysis : Rethinking the Microfoundations of Social Science

Department

Political Science

Document Type

Book

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Description

In Rawlsian Political Analysis: Rethinking the Microfoundations of Social Science,Paul Clements develops a new, morally grounded model of political and social analysis as a critique of and improvement on both neoclassical economics and rational choice theory. What if practical reason is based not only on interests and ideas of the good, as these theories have it, but also on principles and sentiments of right? The answer, Clements argues, requires a radical reorientation of social science from the idea of interests to the idea of social justice.

ISBN

9780268023713

Publication Date

2012

Publisher

University of Notre Dame Press

City

Notre Dame, Ind.

Keywords

John Rawls, Rational choice theory, social justice

Disciplines

Political Science | Political Theory